Blassingame: The Slave Community, Lavinia?s Letter, and The Narrative of Bethany Veney: Chapters 3&4
Does Lavinia’s letter confirm what John Blassingame has to say about the enslaved family and religion? How does both Lavinia’s experience and that of Bethany Veney indicate the vulnerability of the enslaved family to the vagaries of the slave system? Be sure to explain what Blassingame has to say about the enslaved family and religion before launching into whether Lavinia’s letter and Veney’s experience confirms his point of view. Be sure to draw specific items from his book but also from Lavinia’s letter and Veney’s chapters III and IV. I expect to see citations to specific passages that support your argument about Blassingame’s point of view and what Lavinia’s letter and Veney’s chapters III and IV reveal. Be sure to cite the lecture and draw quotes from and cite the Blassingame book, the letter from Lavinia, and Veney’s chapter III and IV. To be successful with this question, you need to : Answer the question asked Explain the basic situation confronting Lavinia and that confronting Bethany Veney Assess what Lavinia reveals about the importance of family and religion and the vulnerability of family to the vagaries of the slave system Assess what Bethany Veney reveals about the importance of family and religion and how vulnerable the enslaved family is to the vagaries of the slave system Drawing from Blassingame, explain the role family and religion in the community of the enslaved.